Looking to advance your skills as a firefighter? Learn from Firefighting Legend Andrew Brassard how to become an expert at forcing doors, so you are as efficient and effective as you can be on scene at real fire calls. Expand and solidify your forcible entry skills and techniques through this specialized training at SFA. You will run multiple scenarios and learn how to force different types of doors, using a range of tools and equipment. Embrace this opportunity to use advanced props, including The Forge: a custom search, rescue, and suppression prop with multiple interior forcible doors, which allows you to master your skills in a realistic, zero visibility environment.
In this course, you will learn: conventional forcible entry with inward and outward swinging doors, forcing padlocks conventionally, forcing garage doors and steel curtain roll-up doors, zero visibility forcible entry, tight space conventional forcible entry, power saw use, hinge-side of door forcible entry, and high security forcible entry (ie. with drop bars and slide bolts). You will practice your skills and apply them to scenarios involving Class A live fire. This course is taught by Andrew Brassard and a team of expert instructors with vast real-life experience. Become the best, trained by the best.
Firefighter Pre-Service – Firefighter II – NFPA 1001
This course includes training on:
- Forcible Entry – Doors
- Forcible Entry – Garage Doors
- Forcible Entry – Locks and Hinges
- Forcible Entry – Live Fire Conditions
All training is conducted safely in accordance with Section 21 Guidance Notes, NFPA Standards for Increased Hazard Exposure Training, and experienced Southwest Fire Academy instructors with a 5:1 student to instructor ratio.
Candidates successful in this program will receive a certificate of completion from Southwest Fire Academy. The OFMEM does not administer testing for this course.
What is Included
- Access to SFA equipment
- Certificate of completion
Note: SCBA and PPE are available to rent, for an additional fee
What to Bring
- CSA approved footwear
- Bunker Gear and SCBA, with a spare cylinder
- Station workwear (long pants required)
Please note: if this course is not filled to 75% capacity 7 days before it is scheduled to begin, it may be cancelled. In the event of course cancellation, you will be provided adequate notice and a full refund.
Accommodations may be available upon request for the duration of your program. If you are staying for one or two nights, the flat rate for accommodations is $50 plus taxes. If you are staying for three or more nights, the fee is $100 plus taxes, total. Regardless of how long you are on campus, your fee will not exceed $100 plus taxes. This fee grants you access to your bunk, a communal kitchen, parking, and washroom/shower facilities. Please contact SFA at 705-510-9501 or email@example.com with advanced notice, to reserve your spot.